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August 11, 2022

Latest News

Mullum locals protest flood-prone pod site

Around 40–50 locals gathered outside the Byron Shire Council chambers this morning to highlight the risks of, and lack of due process around, the selection of the flood accommodation pod site in Mullumbimby.

Other News

A melodious morning

Dean Doyle and Sophistication are back this week for Morning Melodies at the Ballina RSL. Dean, Narelle and Paul...

Domestic v Wild

Tragically so much of our natural wildlife is at risk. ‘Dead’ zones along New Brighton Road, Old New Brighton...

Lismore Council on gender equity in management

Last night Lismore Council met for their monthly meeting and Councillor Big Rob asked a question about gender equality in the upper echelons of Council.

Splendour in chaos

As a local resident of Wooyung I have watched North Byron Parklands (NBP) increasing their patronage to the maximum...

The Healthy Minds Club are busy as!

The Lennox-based (and fast-expanding) young men's mental health group are continuing to change lives and inspire the wider community with activities across the region.

Neanderthal vs. modern humans: Slow and steady wins the brain game

Our closest human relatives are Neanderthals and their Asian relatives the Denisovans. The differences between Homo sapiens and these other groups are encoded in changes to the amino acids which are the building blocks of proteins in our cells and tissues.

Eat Drink Magazine

Eat Drink Issue 2

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Welcome, eat, drink and enjoy!

Our Rainbow Region is named for our history of alternative culture – we love to try out new ideas and experiment. We approach food, drinks, fun and friendship in the same way – with a creative and innovative spirit.

Bringing people together to create wonderful memories is so easy in an area like the Northern Rivers, we just have so many restaurants and cafes, as well as boutique and niche small-batch businesses that produce sustainable, locally sourced, and often organic products. We have the best local farmers markets, we make our own quality locally produced beverages, cheeses and sauces… there is no end to the exciting range of delights that are being developed and produced in the region.

As the region continues to carve a reputation for producing some of the best products and produce in the country, if not the world, if you are looking for a new and positive culinary experience, this is the place to find it.

All this happens in a beautiful, natural environment – whether you are near the beach or in the hinterland, taking the opportunity to explore the region is well worth the time and energy. You may discover beautiful gardens to dine in, airy verandas where you can enjoy a drink with friends, an exciting range of Indigenous food, new vegan dishes, organic products and restaurants with locally sourced ingredients – there is always something new to discover.

There is something available for everyone and every budget – you can enjoy locally brewed beers and spirits, or perhaps if you prefer, a fresh care juice, and pick up delicious fresh produce, breads and organic meats to make your own gatherings at home truly special.

In the following pages you will find much to tempt you and your friends to head out and enjoy some fun. As we begin to open up and enjoy our summer sun… it is all right here on our doorstep!

Aslan Shand, editor

Eat Drink Issue 1

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Council: Goonellabah park not available for pods

Tuesday’s debate in the Lismore Council chambers was mostly about the community’s need for open, green space for sport and recreation balanced against the need for places to live.

Cabarita DA refused on character grounds

Tweed Shire Councillors refused a DA for a four-storey block of flats at 2-6 Tweed Coast Road, Cabarita Beach, despite the staff recommendation of approval.

Concerns over future of Murwillumbah Hospital

Northern NSW Local Health District have sought to reassure locals that facilities won't be downgraded or closed at Murwillumbah Hospital when the controversial new Tweed Valley Hospital in Cudgen near Kingscliff opens in 2023.

No letup in the struggle for climate justice

The 43 per cent emissions target passed last week in the House of Representatives lacks the ambition needed to radically diminish Australia’s contribution to global warming. It’s too little, too late.